Daily Archives: February 21, 2012

Saturday of the First Week of Advent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Is 30:19-21, 23-26 Thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem, no more will you weep; He will be gracious to you when you cry out, … Continue reading

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Friday of the First Week of Advent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Is 29:17-24 Thus says the Lord GOD: But a very little while, and Lebanon shall be changed into an orchard, and the orchard be regarded as a forest! On that day the deaf shall hear … Continue reading

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Thursday of the First Week of Advent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Is 26:1-6 On that day they will sing this song in the land of Judah: “A strong city have we; he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us. Open up the gates to let … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1 Is 25:6-10a On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. On this mountain he will destroy … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Is 11:1-10 On that day, A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a Spirit of wisdom and … Continue reading

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Monday of the First Week of Advent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Is 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come, The mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent

Matt 5:43-48 Love of Enemies OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: A story is told about two good friends who became business partners. One friend so trusted that in the end the other friend run away with the money together with his wife. … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent

Matt 5:43-48 Love of Enemies Option 1: Antisthenes said: “Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.” When we are hurt, it is our natural instinct to get back at the one who hurt … Continue reading

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Saturday of the First Week in Lent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Dt 26:16-19 Moses spoke to the people, saying: “This day the LORD, your God, commands you to observe these statutes and decrees. Be careful, then, to observe them with all your heart and with all your … Continue reading

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Friday of the 1st Week of Lent

Matt 5:20-26 Teaching about Anger OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: At the end let us reflect these words of God from the Book of the prophet Ezekiel (18:21ff): “”But if a wicked man turns away from all his sins which he has … Continue reading

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Friday of the First Week in Lent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Ez 18:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD: If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just, he shall surely live, … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent

Matt 7:7-12 The Answer to Prayers OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Our Gospel today speaks precisely about prayer, about calling out to God. In our life, it is important to lay our trust and confidence in the Lord. We are all called … Continue reading

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Thursday in the First Week of Lent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish, had recourse to the LORD. She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids, from morning until evening, and said: “God of Abraham, God of … Continue reading

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